Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Launceston Magistrates Court to close

The Government has announced that the magistrates court in Launceston is to close. The court has heard no cases since May when everything was moved to Bodmin.

The court building might not be ideal at present, but it seems strange that, under the new arrangements we will have a police station with cells in the town but no court and in Bodmin and court but no cells. Just how much will be saved and how much extra spent on ferrying prisoners around?

Once again it appears that Government facilities are being removed from Launceston. We have lost post offices, including the one at Newport, the tax office and now the court.

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